March 21, 2019

Engaging Challenges to Biblical Inerrancy

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Reshared with kind permission from the Table podcast.  Transcript further below.  Dr. Darrell Bock Another example of the same kind of thing, I’m concentrating on the Gospels because a lot of times, these are where the problems show up. It is text like Mark 2:1-3, 5, and 6, where we get 5 controversies literally on top of one another, one after another. They follow in sequence almost as if Mark is saying at the beginning of this Gospel, I’m going to lead off by telling you the type of things that […]
March 19, 2019
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2 Critical Characteristics of Veteran Pastors

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Reshared with kind permission from Aaron Buer of Breeze Church Recently I found myself in a fascinating conversation with a pastor who is in his 4th decade of ministry and still thriving in his role. How someone survives this long with a heart alive to God and a passion for people and the church is something I’m deeply interested in. I’m guessing you are as well. Two moments in, this conversation shocked me and revealed the character qualities required for such a long and faithful run in ministry. I’m […]
March 12, 2019
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How to Handle Criticism in Life & Leadership

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)If you are new to leadership, you might wonder why you get criticized. The reality is if you are a leader in any capacity, that is the only requirement to get criticized. If you are a leader and I’m using the word leader to define someone who is out in front of a church or organization, casting a vision for the future, leading people there. If you are at that person, it means you are pushing the status quo; you are most likely making changes of some kind. If […]
March 7, 2019
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The Struggle is Real: 4 truths every pastor needs to apply to be healthy.

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)(and I mean, the struggle is real.) Today I heard the most heartbreaking story. A pastor friend whom we hadn’t seen and heard of in more than a decade finally agreed to meet up with my husband and I. We had only heard rumors here and there, and tried on many occasions to reach out to him then, only to face a dead end. Today, he met us. It was true, he had left the pastorate. It was true, he had cut off all his connections with the church […]